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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 7, 2012 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

Dire Wolf, Tenn Jed

Crazy Fingers, Brokedown

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 7, 2012 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

Can't be Dire Wolf cuz he explicitly excluded implied talk during a card game.

The river sings in Brokedown, but I don't think it laughs or cries.

Lou, there's a natural phenomenon that "wails," but I cheated and looked up the lyrics of that song so I won't say it. Is that one you're thinking of? (It's definitely not going to be first on anyone's mind.)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 8, 2012 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions - Why not consider the willow?

You're right about Dire Wolf.

Still, between Tennessee Jed and Alligator we've covered talking animals (the Alligator mumbles "Bitches.")

But I don't see why I don't get credit for Brokedown and Crazy Fingers, both thanks to the Willow -- to wit.. "Going to plant a weeping willow.." and "Hang your heart on a laughing willow."

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 8, 2012 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions - Why not consider the willow?

I would have officially given you credit but, being a natural phenomenon yourself, you have an unfair advantage on this question.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 8, 2012 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions - Why not consider the willow?

I found another one, but I have to admit I looked it up. In "What's Become of the Baby" the opening line is "Waves of violet go crashing and laughing."

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 8, 2012 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions - Why not consider the willow?

You can't get credit for a weeping willow! That's its darned name! That's like giving credit for a "talking animal" to any song in which Pig talks.

But Crazy Fingers is definitely a natural phenomenon that is laughing. Also, there's a cloud with hands, although it's neither laughing nor crying. Just reaching, tapping and touching. And possibly a person who is raining, so that's the reverse ... a person doing a natural phenomenon.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 7, 2012 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

No-this one cries, in the sense of crying out, saying something.

HINT: It's my favorite GD song.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 7, 2012 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

The "wails" is in Lazy River Road.

It can't possibly be this one, although the wind certainly cries something out (and no, I am not trying to pretend this is from memory! But many many points to anyone who can recognize it):

Stranded
cries the south wind
Lost in the regions of lead
Shackled by chains of illusion
Delusions of living and dead


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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 7, 2012 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

That's it! And why couldn't it possibly be that one?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 7, 2012 9:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

Uh, because I didn't expect it? And only what I expect is possible? (Oh, um, I don't think that works.) But it definitely is in the running for Most Obscure Favorite Song. And it would HAVE to win the prize for Least Performances By a Favorite Song.

Btw, a natural phenomenon arguably "cries" something in China Cat.

Comic book colors on a violin river
crying Leonardo words
from out a silk trombone

So either the colors cry the Leonardo words, using a silk trombone, or the violin river cries Leonardo words.



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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 7, 2012 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

You don't think the comic book could maybe both be coloring on a river and crying from out a trombone? But attempting to parse the lyrics of China Cat is sheer madness.

I have a long and sincere history of advocacy for What's Become of the Baby: http://archive.org/search.php?query=forumPost%3A1%20AND%20davenport%20become%20baby

Good word coming up with the answer, however doubtingly!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 7, 2012 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

You're right. It could be a comic book. With many hands. Some to color with, some to hold the trombone. Though personally I go with Meaning Number 2 3/4: "all of the above, but not."

Fortunately, "tuba" didn't scan right. However, "xylophone" would have worked.








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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 8, 2012 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

But not even colors can cry out of a xylophone.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 8, 2012 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunday's GD lyrics trivia questions

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/c75.0.403.403/p403x403/579825_448873538492222_206402967_n.jpg

Supposedly if you put glow sticks in water and tap them in the dark, this is what happens -- a glow stick xylophone! I bet if you took this away from that kid, there'd be a lot of colorful crying.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-10-08 17:17:06